Bio & Resume

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I am an experienced consultant and advisor with experience across multiple domains and countries.

A pdf version of my resume can be downloaded here.

I can be reached on LinkedIn here.

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Education

I graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2012 with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Economics. I was one of the first members of the National Academies of Engineering’s premier Grand Challenge Scholars Program, where I explored the societal and cultural aspects of technology and joined a community of the world’s top engineering leaders.

Past Experience

My career began as an Analyst at Yext, where I helped grow the company from a small one-office technology company into a large public corporation. Throughout my time at Yext, I became an expert in direct marketing and also gained experience in affiliate marketing network development, financial planning, contract negotiation, front-end development, sales team performance analysis, and marketing operations. My holistic experience taught me how to integrate different parts of a growing company when resources are scarce and time is tight.

After Yext, I started a water engineering and sustainability consultancy, Aswanet, in Kigali, Rwanda. Aswanet is the first East African representative of the Inogen Environmental Alliance and has worked with governments, nonprofits, and private clients in the hospitality, agriculture, education, and real estate industries. My work in Africa has brought me to some of the most challenging business environments in the world, including the Eastern Congo and South Sudan, and provided me extensive insight into the on-the-ground challenges of doing business in the developing world.

I served on the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Engineering’s COVID-19 Call for Engineering Action, where I unified stakeholders across academia, the private sector, and government during the early stages of the pandemic to help identify and incubate technology to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Our team mobilized thousands of participants and dozens of volunteers within just a few weeks, and we worked with the White House, DARPA, BARDA, the State Department, and engineers in dozens of countries around the world.

Current Work

I now work as an independent consultant specializing in go-to-market strategy, process optimization, business planning, and ESG. I’ve delivered fast and effective results for clients in different sectors and different countries. I also do some pro bono work for social enterprises that are working on important global issues.

I serve as the volunteer Chair of Industry and Alumni Relations for the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. Our community of nearly 100 universities around the world provide unique interdisciplinary education to STEM students, and our founders were recently recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with their Bernard M. Gordon Prize. As an early alumnus of the Program and its first graduate to serve on the Executive Committee, I bring a unique perspective to the group’s leadership and am passionate about using my position to build multidisciplinary communities to solve society’s most pressing problems.

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States.